Fuel poverty

Housing and fuel key to Dundee anti-poverty plan

Fuel poverty and poor housing conditions in Dundee are among the key indicators of poverty in the city and beyond, according to a new report.

Published 23 May 2016

Applications still welcome for £224m warm homes scheme

With more than £200 million of support still available, the 2000th customer of a Scottish Government scheme to help vulnerable people trapped by fuel poverty has urged people to take advantage of its “life changing” impact.

Published 16 May 2016

New report highlights key failings in fuel poverty action across the UK

Huge variations and changes to relevant national and UK wide affordable warmth policies has inevitably hindered progress to eradicate fuel poverty, according to a new report.

Published 10 May 2016

Green Deal cost £17,000 per household, finds watchdog

The UK government’s flagship energy-saving programme, the Green Deal, has not achieved value for money because it failed to persuade householders that energy efficiency measures are worth paying for, the National Audit Office has found.

Published 15 April 2016

Plans to supply affordable heat to over 200 homes in Perth

An innovative renewable heating project which could help to reduce fuel poverty in the north of Perth is to be discussed by councillors next week.

Published 14 April 2016

Scottish Greens pledge to build 12,000 affordable homes and end fuel poverty

The Scottish Greens have launched their 2016 election manifesto, vowing to build more homes, make rent fairer and end fuel poverty.

Published 13 April 2016

Dumfries and Galloway councillors to agree on projects for HEEPS:ABS

Councillors in Dumfries and Galloway are due to discuss proposed projects on the Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland: Area Based scheme (HEEPS:ABS) in the region.

Published 12 April 2016

Call for action to rid Scotland of its 1.5 million cold homes

Political parties have been urged to commit to ridding Scotland of the “scourge” of cold homes by 2025 after new data revealed that there are up to 1.5 million cold homes in the country.

Published 11 April 2016

Dunedin Canmore fuel poverty project wins award

A project to help tackle fuel poverty for 200 Dunedin Canmore tenants has scooped a top energy-efficiency award.

Published 1 April 2016

Blog: Joining forces with the health sector to tackle cold homes

By Lisa Glass, partnership officer for health at Shelter Scotland

Published 31 March 2016

Frontline health and social care staff urged to spot signs of fuel poverty

Health and social care professionals across Scotland should be trained to spot the signs of fuel poverty and refer households for help, according to Shelter Scotland.

Published 30 March 2016

SNP conference makes energy efficiency commitment

The SNP’s commitment to taking the action required to meet to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland’s homes was reaffirmed after a vote at the party’s conference over the weekend.

Published 14 March 2016

People power collective switching campaign launches today

A campaign to cut the cost of electricity and gas in Scotland using people power is being launched today.

Published 1 March 2016

CIH Scotland calls for additional affordable housing funding to be maintained

The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland has welcomed the additional funds committed towards affordable housing within the Scottish Budget for 2016-17 but urged the Holyrood to maintain further increased housing supply “as a top priority”.

Published 25 February 2016